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Articles from the April 1, 2018 edition

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, 70, in Stable Condition after open-heart surgery to Replace Valve

    Annie Jones|Apr 1, 2018

    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing open-heart surgery, according to multiple media reports. During Thursday's surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center doctors replaced a valve in his heart, the LA Times reported citing his spokesman. The pulmonic valve, which was originally installed in 1997 due to a congenital heart defect, had to be replaced due to its age, TMZ reported. During the scheduled procedure, which was supposed to be a less invasive...

  • Offshore Drilling & Oil Spills Threaten Entire Pacific Ecosystems, Says Local Panel

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2018

    California's Pacific waters could be in peril if Trump's proposal to open up sensitive coastlines becomes a reality. Oceana's Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Sharpless, said, "Offshore drilling and oil spills threaten entire ecosystems." At last Saturday's "Offshore Oil Drilling's Threat to Our Coast," forum, presented by Malibu Township council, the panelists discussed the environmental and economic impact Trump's Adminstration's drilling plan could have on Southern California's golden...

  • Judge Denies Stormy Daniels Motion To Depose Trump

    Annie Jones|Apr 1, 2018

    A Federal California Judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a motion by Stromy Daniels to depose President Donald Trump under oath as part of an ongoing legal battle over a $130,000 payout from Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen to the adult actress before the 2016 election. Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, promised to fight back: "We will refile the motion," he posted on Twitter. Judge S. James Otero of the US District Court for the Central District of California called the motion for an expedited trial...

  • San Francisco: Driver Runs Into 5 People With Car Following Altercation

    Apr 1, 2018

    Police in San Francisco investigate after a driver apparently intentionally hit five people Wednesday morning following an altercation. A witness told local TV station KGO-TV the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash swung an ax at a group of people before hitting them and driving off. Four victims were hospitalized following the incident. The crash happened a block off Third street. San Francisco police say the driver had a physical altercation with five people and then struck five people...

  • In Stunning Verdict, Jury Acquit's Pulse Gunman's Widow Noor Salman of Any Role in Massacre

    Annie Jones|Apr 1, 2018

    A Florida jury found wife of the Pulse Nightclub shooter not guilty of obstruction of justice and helping her husband carrying out the massacre, according to multiple media reports. Noor Salman, 31, would have faced up to live in prison the Orlando Sentinel reported. It took the jury 12 hours of deliberations before handing up the verdict. "I respect the criminal justice process, and we all to trust that the jury made their decision free of bias and emotion," said Pulse owner Barbara Poma in a...

  • New Shoes: Joan Holly Padeo, Carissa Songhorian, Livya Howard-Yashar in New Shoes Dances 17

    Observer Staff|Apr 1, 2018

    New Shoes: Joan Holly Padeo dances with Carissa Songhorian in a rehearsal for New Shoes Dances 17, at Highways Performance Space. Joan Holly Padeo's "HELMET | GOLIATH" (created in collaboration with Carissa Songhorian) exists where right and wrong reside within a spectrum with no definitive edges. Two women fuse, destroy, and rebuild classical lines with an experimental and contemporary approach. The duet canvasses an exploration of temptation versus conscience into an uninhibited theatrical...